Knoxville man arrested for statutory rape, battery

Knoxville man arrested for statutory rape, battery

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Ricky Beeler (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Ricky Beeler (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Knoxville man was arrested early Thursday morning and is now facing several charges, including statutory rape and sexual battery.

Deputies say Ricky Beeler, 48, was taken into custody just after midnight at his home on Yarnell Road in West Knox County.

Beeler is charged with rape, statutory rape by an authority figure and sexual battery by an authority figure.

He is being held on a $200,000 bond.

Beeler's arrest came after a grand jury indictment and an investigation by the Knox County Sheriff's Department Family Crisis Unit.

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